How To Create PNG (Transparent) Icon in 3D Studio Max?

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This is a text based tutorial in 3D Studio Max, in this tutorial you will learn how to make a PNG Transparent Icon in 3D Studio Max. We will learn some technique like MeshSmooth, RayTraced Material, Omni Lights and few more. So lets start.

PNG (Transparent) Icon in 3D Studio Max

1. Lets start with a new file. Now Create tube from standard primitives with following parameters:

PNG (Transparent) Icon in 3D Studio Max

You will get this:

PNG (Transparent) Icon in 3D Studio Max

2. Select the object and go the  modifiers list and apply mesh smooth to smoothen the edges of tube:

PNG (Transparent) Icon in 3D Studio Max

3. Set the following meshsmooth parameters:

PNG (Transparent) Icon in 3D Studio Max

Following result should display:

PNG (Transparent) Icon in 3D Studio Max

4. Go to the front view. Create sphere in the following position with following parameters:

PNG (Transparent) Icon in 3D Studio Max

PNG (Transparent) Icon in 3D Studio Max

This kind of sphere would come:

PNG (Transparent) Icon in 3D Studio Max

5. Click on “Select and Uniform Scale” button and  scale down the sphere towards Y-Axis as show below:

PNG (Transparent) Icon in 3D Studio Max

6. Go the shapes and select line:

PNG (Transparent) Icon in 3D Studio Max

7. Draw a home with a line on the front view:

PNG (Transparent) Icon in 3D Studio Max

8. Select the triangle shape, go to the modify panel, click on the attach button then click on the squares to attach other drawn shapes with
triangle:

PNG (Transparent) Icon in 3D Studio Max

9. Select the home, go to the modifiers list, apply Bevel, and change the following parameters:

PNG (Transparent) Icon

House Icon would become like this:

PNG (Transparent) Icon

10. Press (M) key for material editor, Click on the Standard button, Select Raytraced, Click ok:

PNG (Transparent) Icon

11. Change the following parameters to create metal chrome material. Drag and drop the material on the tube:

PNG (Transparent) Icon

PNG (Transparent) Icon

12. Create another raytraced material, change the following parameters for glass material. Drag and drop the glass material on the sphere:

PNG (Transparent) Icon

13. Create standard material for home icon, change the following parameters. Drag and drop the material on the home icon:

PNG (Transparent) Icon

14. Create box on this position for reflection purpose:

PNG (Transparent) Icon

15. Apply standard material on it. Change the following parameters. Drag and drop the material on the box:

PNG (Transparent) Icon

16. Adjust home icon and sphere as shown below:

PNG (Transparent) Icon

17. Go to standard lights:

PNG (Transparent) Icon

18. Select omni lights:

PNG (Transparent) Icon

19. Create two omni lights on the following positions:

PNG (Transparent) Icon

PNG (Transparent) Icon

20. Press (F9) key to render the scene:

PNG (Transparent) Icon

21. When rendering done, click on the save image button, save image as png format:

PNG (Transparent) Icon

22. Here is the final image you will get and you’ll make PNG Transparent Icon in 3D Studio Max quiet Easily:

PNG (Transparent) Icon

Furqan is having more than 8 years of experience in graphics design, 3d modeling and animation and over the past 8 years he is deeply involved in any form of art like website designs, Music, concept sketch, automobile concept design, character concept sketch, logo design, animations, Photo-real 3d product/architecture visualization.

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